Akshara KV - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
11:45 am
The Red Couch

ಕಿರುಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳು – Little Magazines in Kannada

Akshara KV, TS Goravar, Siraj Ahmed and Vivek Shanbhag


Akshara K.V. got his BA in literature at Sagara, and then got theatre training at National School of Drama, New Delhi and received his MA in theatre arts from the Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds, UK.

  • He is associated with the Ninasam group of organizations as a teacher and theatre director, as well as administrator. He also heads Akshara Prakashana, a prominent publishing house in the Kannada language.
  • He has written 7 plays, directed more than 70 productions in Kannada, and has taught theatre at Ninasam and elsewhere. He has published more than 35 books in Kannada, related to literature, theatre, cinema and culture, and has translated essays and books related to culture and society from English.
  • Three of his books have received the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi award, and he is also a recipient of the Karnataka Nataka Academy fellowship and the central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
  • At present he lives at Mundigesara, near Heggodu, with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandson.